bierkoning (12918) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2004 Tap. Slight malty aroma. Light amber color. The barmaid has some trouble pouring this beer. Rather sweet and sticky with some mango fruit. Only very slight bitter aftertaste. A bit bland and fizzy with a somewhat watery aftertaste.
badgerben (5013) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Glenalbyn, Inverness. Typical aroma from a scottish ale, nutty with a bit of caramel. Heavy on the malt taste. A good heavy.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - JUL 29, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper colour, no head to talk about. Caramel and nuts in the aroma. The flavour is smooth and malty with traces of caramel liquorice, with a smoked finish. A nice Scottish Ale.
alimcb (23) - ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I can't comment on the bottled variety, but a few pints on draught in Edinburgh were enough to convice me that this is one of the best heavies available on draught in Scottish pubs. Pints of draught McEwan's 80/- are a quick and pleasant way to get drunk. On a calmer drinking session, this 80/- deserves a certain respect because frankly it's about the best pint you'll get in Scotland. Don't let the fact it's gas-powered rather than hand-pumped put you off. It's like Caffrey's Irish ale, but with an injection of depth, life and soul. I love McEwans 80 on draught!
Aggie80 (813) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice head and decent lacing on this copper colored ale. A bit cloudy, but this might be due to the age of the bottle. Malty flavor that is very smooth. It was a bit pricey, but I liked it.
RobBestwick (879) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
malty nose, dark bronze hue, creamy head, malty, the overriding sensation is of burnt toast, roasted barley is used in the brew - this is typical of a Scottish Ale, quite a creamy texture, dryness is prominent in the aftertaste.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bourbon amber clear under a small lasting yellow beige head and broad fine mesh lace. Faint wooded hops aroma. Medium smooth body. Light wooded bitter with drifts of sour and lighter malt flavours. I also got that hint of peach flavour as it warmed up. Soft to blandish flat cola style light caramel finish and aftertaste. Quite easy drinking and could imagine having a few in one sitting.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 1, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
was served way too cold in an irish pub in leipzig and could barely taste a thing. but developed some pleasant stonefruit flavour as i left it by the fire
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich and warming, malty brew but goes down easily.
rauchbier (3847) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Chestnut-brown, moderate head with good lace and a low fine carbonation almost like a cask beer. Big caramel nose, more caramel in the mouth with hints of vanilla and banana and asoft sweet chalky finish.